East Hampton

Travel Guide
East Hampton featuring a house and heritage elements
When you dream of Long Island beaches, this may be the place of your dreams. In addition to sun and sand, find history, shopping, great food and outdoor activities.

The town of East Hampton is composed of several hamlets, each with great beaches and plenty of activities to keep local residents and visitors busy, both indoors and outdoors. Come in summer to enjoy the gorgeous sun and sand or travel here at any time of year for shopping, dining and diverse cultural experiences. Visit Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs and Wainscott.

Main Beach is the epitome of the beauty of the Hamptons, with a long stretch of sand and waves. It has been named among the top 10 beaches in the country by Forbes and others. Splash around in the water under the watchful eye of lifeguards and gaze in awe at some of the massive estates bordering the ocean.

One of the cultural highlights of the region is the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Stop in to view the home and workshop where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner lived and created some of their most revered abstract works starting from 1945. Nearby, the Leiber Collection features handbags by Judith Leiber and prints, paintings, sculpture and a landscaped garden by Gerson Leiber.

East Hampton was founded in 1648. Several of its other museums focus on history rather than art. Stop at the 1720s lean-to Home Sweet Home Museum, the 1680 homestead Mulford Farm, the 1784 Hook Schoolhouse and the 1720 Osborn-Jackson House. Come to Guild Hall for opera, theater and art events.

Besides enjoying the beaches and historic attractions, try hiking, biking, boating, diving and fishing at Cedar Point County Park. See splendid displays of colorful foliage and outdoor sculptures at the gardens of LongHouse Reserve. Round Swamp Farm market offers fresh produce, seafood and other local foods year-round.

Drive or take a train to East Hampton in about 3 hours from New York City. Rent a bike to travel from one hamlet to another.

Where to stay in East Hampton

Lifted from montauk next to the Crabby Cowboy, Moby's reconstituted here in Amagansett in an even better setting.  Picnic tables on a huge lawn with a giant lifeguard chair makes it perfect for families, but it's sultry enough for my stylish single friends to sit at the bar.  Food is excellent.

East Hampton North

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in East Hampton North. You might want to make time for a stop at East Hampton Historical Society or Hither Hills State Park.

East Hampton North
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Clearwater Beach

If you're spending some time in Clearwater Beach, The Hamptons Beaches and Kaplan Meadows Sanctuary are top sights worth seeing.

Clearwater Beach
Old Hook Mill which includes a windmill

North Main Street Historic District

North Main Street Historic District is popular for its beaches, and you can check out Old Hook Mill, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

North Main Street Historic District